Budapest XVII. ker. Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Általános Iskola és Gimnázium is a primary and secondary grammar school in the suburb of the capital of Hungary. The number of their students is 900 with about 100 teachers and non-teaching staff working for their success. Situated on the outskirts, in the middle of a housing estate built in 1980s, they take students from various backgrounds, some of them with a really disadvantageous background. There are also lots of students living in the surrounding villages.

The school provides education on the basis of a general as well as specific curricula. They have classes with a special curriculum in music and language teaching in the primary school section and special arts, mathematics, IT and foreign language classes in the grammar school section. We do various national and international projects, and pride in having lots of partner schools all around Europe. Thanks to these projects not only has their students’ and teachers’ view of the world widened, but their language skills have also improved a lot in the past few years. 

They do their best to provide equal opportunities to all of their students and make them do their best. Besides the compulsory curriculum, they provide lots of out-of-curricula activities for their students. For example, they have taken part in several international projects, they have film nights, 24-hour sport events, theme camps every year. The school is an Eco-school, which is a special title to Hungarian schools that make an outstandingly good performance in the area of conservation and environment protection. They also have a special program for talent development, in which they try to give individual support to their students who show special interest in learning a subject or in art. 

Three years ago they started a voluntary program. In this, students help a wide range of public institutions in the area, for example, they help to tidy libraries, wash toys in kindergartens, organize museum programs. In the future, we would like to expand our development activities to those who have more problems in learning, they would also like to establish more international partnerships to enhance language and cultural education. 

A very important aim of theirs is to help students with career advice to make them more successful in and prepared for work life and life-long learning. For this, they are doing their best to enable their students to use modern devices in their studies, which they can use later in their jobs. 

The website of the school is available here.